Changed the flexplate in my 88 Wrangler YJ 4.2. Now my starter doesn't engage the teeth on the flexplate.
It seems the starter teeth, when hitting the key, need another 1/4 inch at least to even touch the teeth. WTH? I've checked multiple parts sites to make sure I got the correct flexplate and they all show the same part number that I ordered.
It's like the gear that is welded around the flexplate has a different offset than my old flexplate.
I have two choices here. Try to find a different flexplate and replace it again or find a starter with a deeper cone.
Does anyone know another year Jeep that has a deeper coned starter that will fit mine????